Lightly roasted coffee beans are light brown in color, with a light body and no oil on the surface of the beans. Light roasts have a toasted grain taste and pronounced acidity, with bold fruity and floral flavors. The original flavor of the beans are retained to a greater degree and they retain most of their caffeine.
When brewing a light roast coffee the pour-over method is best because it gives the beans more time in the water to create a light-bodied taste with subtle flavors. Light roast coffees are best served hot.
How to Serve
Light roast coffees are best served simply; black, coffee with a little cream, or as a cafe au lait, coffee with a little milk. They pair best with cookies, fruit tarts, or meringues.